Earn a Computer Programmer Certificate

With SPC's Computer Programmer Certificate, you'll learn the computer languages to write applications that run on desktop computers, operating systems, business software or video games. The courses in Java can prepare you for industry certification.

This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Computer Programmers

Salary Data

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL MSA Average

Florida Average

Projected employment for Florida

2016 Employment

13,010

2026

13,210

Percent Change

2

Projected Job Openings

830

COMPUTER PROGRAMMer SPECIALIST SKILLS

  • Java
  • C++ for Business
  • C#
  • APS.NET with C#
  • SQL Database Design and Programming
  • JavaScript

Computer Programmer Certificate with Financial Aid Eligibility

CMPRG-CT

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2017 (535)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2017 (535), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.



Program Leadership Information

Dawn Ellis
Academic Chair
727-614-7025
Ellis.Dawn@spcollege.edu


Dr. James Stewart
Dean of Technology
stewart.james@spcollege.edu


Program Summary

This certificate is designed to further develop student proficiency in programming by giving students the opportunity to complete multiple programming languages. These programming languages have been identified as those needed for students to enter the job market as an entry-level programmer. Also, the Java programming language courses provide students the ability to prepare for industry certification.

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Florida CIP Code

0511020200: BUSINESS COMPUTER PROGRAMMING (CT)

Federal CIP Code

11.0202: Computer Programming, Specific Applications.

Job Related Opportunities

  • Entry-Level Programmer

Graduation Rules

Minimum grade of "C" required in all courses.

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Complete 33 credits

COP 1000 Introduction to Computer Programming 3
1 COP 2220 Programming in C++ 3
CGS 1831 Web Foundations/Essentials 3
COP 2250 Java Programming I 3
COP 2360 C# Programming I 3
CTS 2433 SQL Database Design & Programming 3
COP 2251 Java Programming II 3
COP 2362 C# Programming II 3
COP 2222 Advanced C++ Programming 3
COP 2839 ASP.NET Programming with C# 3
COP 2801 JavaScript 3
OR
COP 2660 Introduction to Android Programming 3

1 This course has replaced CGS 2402; effective Spring 2019 (0555).

Total Credits 33

Java certification

Java courses in our Computer Programmer Certificate can prepare you for industry certification.

COMPLETE YOUR PROGRAMMING EDUCATION at SPC

SPC's Computer Programmer Certificate is part of and transfers to our Computer Programming and Analysis Associate in Science Degree. The A.S. degree transfers to SPC's Technology Development and Management B.A.S. Degree.

Short-term technology training

SPC also offers technology short-term training and continuing education through our Workforce Institute.

Computer Programmer Certificate